Did you know that Myrrh was mentioned in the bible for a total of 152 times? Yup, it was the Taylor Swift of the biblical times.
Largely used in religious ceremonies and burial rituals by the Romans, Egyptians, and the Greeks, Myrrh was traditionally used as a natural remedy, food flavouring, a way to mask the odour of the dead bodies, and as an important embalming material.
Steam distilled from the resin of Commiphora myrrha tree, Myrrh is still as popular as ever for its many uses and benefits. It has moisturising and cleansing properties that help promote beautiful skin. Its calming aroma also helps bring a certain depth and spirituality into your yoga and meditation practice!
Blends Well With: Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Clove, Frankincense, and Juniper Berry oil
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil
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Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
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Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.